“What did the historical Jesus teach in comparison with what the historical Paul taught?… Jesus taught that to escape judgment a person must keep the central teachings of the Jewish Law as he, Jesus himself, interpreted them. Paul, interestingly enough,… Read More ›
Dr Bart Ehrman
Bart Ehrman & Craig Evans 2012 Debate P1
Part one of two part debate on January 19 & 20, 2012. New Testament scholars Bart D. Ehrman and Craig A. Evans took part in two debate/dialogues on the topic: “Does the New Testament present a reliable portrait of the… Read More ›
This may sound odd, but for Luke, Jesus’ death does not bring atonement for sin.
Luke does not share Mark’s view that Jesus’ death brought about an atonement for sins. In Mark’s Gospel Jesus spoke of his coming death as bringing salvation: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and… Read More ›
Lessons to learn when comparing the Qur’anic and New Testament manuscripts
The following article is reproduced from the Facebook page of Dr Bart D. Ehrman, a leading American New Testament scholar. Ehrman’s work focuses on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the development of early Christianity. Those of you who… Read More ›
Can We Reconstruct the Entire New Testament from Quotations of the Church Fathers?
From The Bart Ehrman Blog: QUESTION: Recently you mentioned that your early work involved analysing patristic citations of the New Testament. I believe it has been said that virtually all of the NT could be recreated from such mentions if… Read More ›
Was John the Son of Zebedee Capable of Writing a Gospel? (No!)
QUESTION: You mention in your book Forgeries and Counter Forgeries that John most likely did not write the Gospel attributed to him as he almost certainly could not write in Greek. I seem to remember you writing that the Greek of that… Read More ›
Christians, the Bible, and why Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
Bart Ehrman posted this on his Facebook page. The title above and the bold highlights below are mine. For the complete article visit Facebook. In my previous post I started to explain why, based on the testimony of Paul, it… Read More ›
The Crucifixion and the Qur’an
The Qur’an makes a very interesting claim: ‘God has sealed them [the Jews] in their disbelief, so they believe only a little – and because they disbelieved and uttered a terrible slander against Mary, and said, ‘We have killed the… Read More ›
Does a person need to “have the Holy Spirit” in order to interpret the Bible?
Source: The Bart Ehrman Blog: The History & Literature of Early Christianity Does a person need to “have the Holy Spirit” in order to interpret the Bible? And does the Gospel of John give a historically accurate accounting of the… Read More ›
A very personal post about being an enemy of the Christian faith.
This fascinating post just uploaded on Facebook by Bart D Ehrman (an American New Testament scholar) discusses the problem of forgeries in the Bible and being seen as an “enemy” of the Christian faith. _____________________________________________ This will be a very… Read More ›
Do you want to know how Jesus became God? A expert historian tells the story..
In January 2016, Bart D. Ehrman gave three separate lectures to attendees, a series that highlighted his book, “How Jesus Became God.” Rev. Megan Smith opened each session for the local parishioners and pastoral staff at Coral Gables Congregational Church… Read More ›